Quick and Easy Buying Guide

Carat weight: 1 carat = 200 milligrams = 6.5 mm diameter. Doubling weight doesn't double diameter.

Diamond clarity: FL/IF/VVS/VS = super expensive, near perfect. SI = best value if you can check a photo for obvious inclusions (defects).


Color: D-G = colorless, expensive, only if you have money to burn. H-J = best value. Can go lower in gold metal settings than white metal.

Cut: Better cut ratings let more light into a diamond, making it sparkle more. Very important property, don't skimp here.

Set a budget and minimum cut (Premium). Go J color for gold and I/H for white metals. Go searching for SI1/SI2 clarity diamonds at James Allen. Pick a diamond with small/no inclusions. Choose a ring setting and buy it risk-free (60-day returns).

Pick for This Afternoon 1.50 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

The coupling of VS2 clarity and F color in this diamond guarantees that you're getting an eye-clean diamond, without even needing to inspect it, and you also get a diamond which is colorless.

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The Premium cut quality for this diamond provides a balance between cut quality and diamond price. The difference between any neighbouring colors in the D-E-F color range can only be detected in a specialist laboratory environment, meaning this F color diamond is indistinguishable from diamonds rated one color either side of it. Typically VS2 clarity diamonds are the best value "safe" clarity rating in terms of purchasing online without seeing the diamond - although a lower clarity grading is possible you need to see a high quality photo showing the diamond to analyze the inclusions for yourself. The Girdle Thickness of this stone is "Slightly thick to thick" - I suggest consulting my piece on girdle thickness if you are interested in finding out more about how girdle thickness can be important. For $14270, you should be getting a nice stone; ensure that you are harsh in your judgement when you're looking at this stone.

If you're checking out this diamond and thinking to yourself that you want to improve another property of the diamond which don't affect size, you may wish to reduce the 1.50 carat size of this diamond.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.5

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $14270

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.5%

Table: 61.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Slightly thick to thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.23*7.16*4.50

Item number: 1303106

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